Blurry white dot. Defective LCD? Macbook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by neith, Feb 8, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

    neith

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    My new macbook has what looks like a small blurry dot of increased brightness in the top left portion of the screen. It is visible on white and light coloured areas, but not on dark or black. I don't think it is a dead pixel or a stuck pixel.

    Does anyone know what I'm talking about?
     
  2. macrumors newbie

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    I have the same exact issue. Mine is on the left side in the middle.
     
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    AirmanPika

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    Yep had this same issue. Sent my Macbook Pro into apple for repair and they ended up sending me a whole new laptop as they could not get in any replacement LCDs.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

    neith

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    Should I be concerned enough to get this problem fixed by apple? I just got it a couple days ago... if the process takes a lot of time it would be a bother.
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    If it was only a couple of days ago that you bought it they should just exchange it.
     
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    AirmanPika

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    Exchange it if its within the return policy. It drove me nuts having to look at it.
     
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    Shannighan

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    i heard that these defects "just appear". i believe its due to uneven gel across a small area of the lcd.

    will apple take them back as defected even after the 15 days?
     
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    AirmanPika

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    After 15 days its unlikely. You'll prolly have to send it in to get fixed.
     
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    tjcampbell

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/4A93 Safari/419.3)

    Exchange it dude. Macs are very expensive and you have every right to be happy with your laptop.
     
  10. thread starter macrumors newbie

    neith

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    Exchanged

    I took my macbook in to the apple store after making a reservation at the genius bar. They saw the flaw and offered to give me a brand new macbook, taking my hard drive from the 1st macbook and installing it in the new replacement so I wouldn't lose my stuff. Took only an hour.

    Now that I'm home I've noticed a new problem >.<
    The alignment of the lid is slightly off, it hangs to the right a little bit so it isn't flush when closed. It is a minor problem, but so was the dot.

    Getting a perfect macbook is probably an unrealistic goal.
     

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